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Determinants of Subsidy Stability and Child Care Continuity. Final Report for the Illinois–New York Child Care Research Partnership

September 1, 2015

This mixed-methods multiyear (2010–14) study, the Illinois–New York Child Care Research Partnership Study: Phase 1, analyzed the experiences of a new cohort of child care subsidy clients residing in four sites in Illinois and New York. The study used longitudinal state administrative data from child care payment records in combination with newly collected telephone survey and qualitative interview data from subsidy clients to identify patterns of program use and to examine factors that predict exits from the subsidy program and from subsidized providers.

Clients’ Recommendations for Improving the Child Care Subsidy Program: Illinois and New York Child Care Research Partnership Research Brief

June 26, 2015
This research brief presents a selection of findings from a four-year, mixed-methods study of a cohort of new entrants to the child care subsidy programs in four selected sites in Illinois and New York. The broader study includes an analysis of data from a telephone survey with subsidy clients, in-depth interviews with a subset of survey respondents, and state administrative records that track subsidy participation over an 18-month period.

WEBINAR: Determinants of Subsidy Stability and Child Care Continuity

June 24, 2015

Child care assistance is a critical support for low-income families. Approximately 1.5 million American children receive child care subsidies through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) each month.  With support to pay for child care, parents are better able to participate in the labor market and secure developmentally appropriate, high quality child care programs for their children.